[tor-relays] Consensus Weight Dropping/Authority Issues?

Sebastian Hahn mail at sebastianhahn.net
Mon Mar 16 09:02:07 UTC 2020

Hi all,

> On 16. Mar 2020, at 07:43, teor <teor at riseup.net> wrote:
>> On 7 Jan 2020, at 22:57, John Ricketts <john at quintex.com> wrote:
>> I have been watching the consensus weight and bandwidth of all of my 50 exit nodes drop consistently over the past few months. I have not made any hardware changes in my data center and actual customers have not complained about any performance issues.
>> Operating systems and Tor version are up to date. I'm dedicating a significant portion of bandwidth to these nodes - 10gbit/sec.
>> Am I having issues with the bandwidth authorities?
>> I'm growing frustrated with my performance to resources ratio, I should be doing far better than this.
> Did you ever find an answer here?
> What have you analysed?
> Have you tried any config changes?
> Can you tell us which directory authorities are measuring your relays lower
> than they were before?
> The most likely scenarios are:
> * Routing changes between your relays and the bandwidth authorities
> * The Torflow to sbws transition
> * Did you upgrade your tor version?
>  Most of the network upgraded to tor 0.4.1 and 0.4.2 recently:
>  https://metrics.torproject.org/versions.html?start=2019-09-01&end=2020-03-16
> Did the consensus weight drop first, or did the observed bandwidth drop first?
> You've probably read this wiki page before, but just in case:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/MyRelayIsSlow#FindingOutwhatisLimitingaRelay
> T

Also I want to take this opportunity to say I'm desperately trying to
resurrect the old-style bw scanner on gabelmoo, but it isn't going too
well. Sorry if this outage is causing any kind of issues for anyone :(


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